April 10, 2017

10/04/2017: The GRAPAS 2017 conference is drawing closer!

Join us in Cologne, Germany on 13th June for a full day of informative and innovative presentations from the milling industry’s best and brightest! 


The event is co-located with FIAAP and VICTAM, to form the exhibition you know as FVG Select 2017.

The latest technology used within a rice or flour mill/food processing plant will be displayed. Also on show will be a wide and varied display of ancillary equipment and systems – silos, elevators, magnetics, conveyors, bagging, trucks etc. There will also be specialist technology used within the preservation and storage of grains.

The senior international executives that attend GRAPAS will comprise CEO’s , directors, mill managers, plant managers, transportation managers, nutritionists, etc. These influential visitors will have come from rice mills, flour mills, food processing plants, storage facilities, port terminals, etc.

Milling and Grain Magazine is excited to share with our readers the latest line up industry voices that will presenting on the day among the topic of ‘Milling Materials’, ‘Global Milling’, and ‘Milling Innovation’. Read below to find out more about our excellent line up.

Thomas Ziolko
Thomas Ziolko
Topic: “Ensuring food safety in the milling process”
Title: Product Manager Industrial Milling, Buhler
Bio: Thomas Ziolko is product manager at Bühler's Grain Milling Business Area. He is responsible for various grain milling product groups including weighing, packing, online sensors and quality monitoring.

Alexander Waugh
Alexander Waugh
Topic: “Training the millers - Are we providing enough trained mill leaders?”
Title: Director, NABIM
Bio: Alexander Waugh is the Director General of the UK flour millers' association, NABIM, and Secretary of the Rice Association. He has a long involvement in the grain world, having worked in the farming sector before joining nabim in 1987. Alexander is a Council member of the Campden and Chorleywood Food Research Association and a member of the Executive Committee of the European Flour Millers Association. He is a former vice-President of Euromaisiers, which represents EU maize millers, and has also been a board member of HGCA Ltd (now AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds), an organisation which brings together UK farmers, grain traders and processors to promote the wellbeing of the grain sector.

Clifford Spencer
Clifford Spencer
Topic: “The future importance of lesser known grains to global milling”
Title: Chairman, Milling4Life CIO
Bio: "During a distinguished 40 year farming career Clifford achieved several UK crop yield records and acted as the leading nucleus seed producer to all the major European plant breeders. He has produced over 60 species of plants at farm level on a global basis, was previous Chairman of a regional Farming Group for the UK Sustainable Strategy in Farming and Food, and is an Honorary Member of the Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) Plant Varieties and Seeds Tribunal. Clifford was a senior Agriculture and Bioenergy adviser to the United Nations Foundation (UNF) and has served as an expert adviser to the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

He is now a Goodwill Ambassador for the African Union, a director and Chairman of Milling4Life, a UK Charitable Incorporated Organisation. He is listed in “Who’s Who in the World 2016"" and is also currently liaising with senior scientists, universities and centres of learning, government offices and industry in designing and producing principally land based projects involving innovative science."

Nicolas Trounce
Nicholas Trounce

Topic: “Internet of things: Sensors and online measurements for milling”
Title: Head Product Management Industrial Milling, Buhler          
Bio: Nicholas Trounce is head of product management at Bühler's Grain Milling Business Area. He is responsible for various grain milling product groups including roller mills and optical sorters.


Read more HERE.

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